Raini Rowell Photography
Filled with folklore, ancient roots, and wild landscapes – eloping in Scotland is special because of how a place can make you feel.
Hello! I’m Raini, a Scots lass living in Edinburgh, photographing elopements and couples in the wilds across Scotland. I work with my expert-Highland-cow-spotting husband, Dave. A photo + video team, we're just a pair of daft romantics who are hopelessly in love with this place.
When we got married, we wanted to avoid having a day shaped by what a wedding ‘should’ be – it was a celebration of the weird + wonderful things that brought us together. For us, this included our shared passion for ancient Celtic traditions, drums, fire and ceilidh dancing!
This is why we enjoy nothing more than helping to guide couples to a meaningful and unforgettable elopement, which feels like an honest reflection of you as a couple. Focused completely on the connection only you two share and infused with the magic + heritage of Scotland.
There is something truly magical about Scotland, which is hard to put your finger on. I can only think to describe it as having an “old soul”. It’s a place that instils wonder and a sense of belonging at the same time.
No matter where we travel to, Scotland always welcomes us back home with those feelings. And despite a lifetime of exploring here, we’ve still got many mysteries to uncover in its vast landscapes and cobbled streets.
People often tell me that experiencing Scotland leaves a lasting imprint on you – calling you to return time and time again. Combining this with a wedding day that is focused solely on the deep connection you share is bound to make for a truly unforgettable elopement.
What it feels like to elope with us
Here is what you can expect if you choose to elope with us…
An experience and images that feel true to who you are as a couple
Getting to know you in the run up to your elopement is a big part of what helps us create honest beautiful images of your day. (It also means that on the day, you’ll feel relaxed having about having us Rowells there!). We tailor how we photograph you and how we tell your story so the images you receive feel true to you. No awkward cheesy posing, just images of you enjoying being fully present with each other.
A local planning sidekick
More than a photographer… I’m your local insider, your eyes and ears on the ground, your hidden-gem seeker as we go through the planning journey together.
I’ll be a solid touchstone every step of the way. (Because, let’s be honest, getting married is kind of a big deal and it’s handy to have an experienced sounding board!) This means helping you find an awe-inspiring location and creating a stress-free timeline which feels right for you. I can also pop you in touch with other talented local suppliers for the day so you’ll have an amazing team behind you.
Leaving only footprints
We’re certified ‘Leave No Trace’ photographers meaning you can rest easily knowing that we’ll help you have an incredible adventurous experience whilst minimising our impact on the places we visit. Respecting and honouring the land protects them so you can enjoy returning time and time again. But we want to do more, so when you book us we’ll have trees planted in the Scottish Highlands, to re-wild the Caledonian rainforest, in your name.
…and a whole lot of fun!
Our hearts melt for those soft quiet intimate moments but couples often tell me they were surprised by just how much fun they had on their elopement day. Imagine a stress-free day, where you feel completely as ease to revel in the unbridled happy moments and open to some joyously tearful ones too.
And last but certainly not least… we’re photographers for ALL love. No matter what age, gender-identity, race, sexual orientation, faith or body type you are. We’re here for it all. ❤